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Morton Manor April Update

Our team of carers and staff have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks, so we thought we’d give them a special thank you this week and treated them to a lovely breakfast.

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One of our residents celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary last week, but with the current situation, was unable to celebrate with his dear wife. Instead, he made this sign and sent the picture to his wife. What a lovely message! Congratulations on your 65 years together!

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Easter, Birthdays & Clapping For Carers

All our residents enjoyed a Easter Buffet tea followed by Easter cupcakes which were made by our wonderful cook, Pauline. These went down a treat!

Luckily the weather has been very kind to us these last couple of weeks and our residents have been enjoying the garden and wildlife under the umbrellas. Joan and Lydia have been taking advantage of the lovely weather and sitting out in the garden very frequently.

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Celebrations have been ongoing with birthdays:

Steven, a staff member, worked all day on his birthday and everyone enjoyed a slice of cake to celebrate! Our staff member, Heather, celebrates her birthday on 23rd April.

Dot (Resident) had her  birthday on 21st April. She enjoyed a day of celebrations with her family coming to see her and chatting to her through the lounge window. Dot also had 2 cakes and a buffet tea was enjoyed by all.

Residents have also been keeping in contact with their families on the phone, which they all enjoy. Lydia, Dot and Liz continue to call their families on their own mobiles. Some Relatives have driven up to the home and spoken to their loved ones through the open windows, whilst obviously observing social distancing guidelines.

We have received some kind donations from a staff member's family for all staff as an appreciation of their hard work and dedication, especially at this difficult time. We would also like to thank Chesterfield Royal Hospital for donating a “Dettol Anti-Bacterial” pack to all Staff which was very gratefully received.

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Our residents have also been clapping for carers on a weekly basis...

Everyone has been colouring in some more rainbows and we are going to design a rainbow cascade along the notice boards and lounge doorways.

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We have proudly displayed messages from relatives and friends on our main notice board for all to read – more will be added!

Over the next few days residents will be painting their own mugs.  Pictures of these will follow in our next update.

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This Week At Bank Close House Care Home In Chesterfield

Here at Bank Close house our residents have been really busy over the last week.

John and Liz have been writing letters to their families…

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and some of our residents have been making “Stay Safe” hand print signs. Here are John and Barbara’s fantastic creations:

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Dorothy had a phone call from her son, Terry, this morning and Margaret has been relaxing in the conservatory, which is covered in brightly coloured flags.

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We have also received some rainbow pictures from Rocco, who is Karen, our Senior Carer’s grandson. We have also received some from Brampton Primary School.  Rocco’s designs have taken pride of place around the home, on the notice board and front lounge window, and the ones from Brampton Primary School are displayed beautifully on the main sign at the bottom of the drive.

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Care Home Chesterfield Latest News

Well, it’s been a strange few weeks, but everyone here at Bank Close House has kept their chin up and soldiered on.

We shut our doors to all non-essential visitors on 17th March, in order to keep our residents and staff safe.  Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, all our ladies enjoyed Mothers Day. Lots of them received phone calls, which they were very pleased about.

Our residents have also been sending messages to their loved ones, which you can see below.

We have also recevied some letters from pupils at Holmegate Primary School in Clay Cross. The pupils have written to our residents several times and the teacher has provided them with our address so they can continue whilst at home. Here’s some of or residents reading the letters.

John received a phone call from Maureen this morning. Lydia has been enjoying a cigar in the garden and rings her family on her mobile phone. Dot keep in touch with her family via mobile too.

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We’ve even had a couple of Robins visit us in the garden!

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